The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. This list of advice for travelers to large cities was reprinted in a Chicago guidebook published in 1888. Show More Summary
Washington DC already tops the charts as a popular travel destination, but there are a few hidden gems in the city, which is why we partnered with Hilton for this post. As one of the most visited destinations in the United States, Washington DC is packed with things to do. Show More Summary
Many people think Long Island is just the suburbs of New York City, but it’s actually a fascinating destination on its own, offering a variety of experiences for every traveler. And with so many of Long Island’s sites easily accessible via train or car, this is a destination not to be missed. Show More Summary
I’m very lucky to live a life well traveled. Not only do I get to visit some of the most bustling metropolitan cities in the world like Paris, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Rio de Jinero…but I also try to balance those urban experiences with travels to some of the most secluded, rural, physically beautiful small cities [...]
With the euro so low, now is the perfect time to plan a European getaway. I recently went to Berlin, the third-most visited city in Europe and it makes for a great long weekend destination spot. Read the full post Berlin Travel Guide which appeared first on Snob Essentials.
Mary Lee, the great white shark whose East Coast travels have captivated social media over the last week, has bypassed New York City to make her way to Long Island, a shoreline she last visited ahead of giving birth in 2013. The 3,456-pound, 16-foot-long white shark approached Jones Beach around 6 a.m. Show More Summary
Business travel is a love/hate relationship for many people. On the one hand, you get to visit new cities and live on the company's dime. On the other, you could be away from home — and friends and family — for an extended period of time. One of the bright sides of business travel,...
WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - New U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the head of the Justice Department's civil rights division will travel to Baltimore on Tuesday, the week after the city's top prosecutor charged six police officers...Show More Summary
New Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the head of the Justice Department's civil rights division will travel to Baltimore on Tuesday, the week after the city's top prosecutor charged six police officers in the death of a black man.Show More Summary
Kuala Lumpur is a city I have never visited, yet I have periodically studied hotel rates in Kuala Lumpur for more than a decade. Historically, two of the lowest priced places to travel for cheap luxury hotels are Egypt and Malaysia.Show More Summary
Warm weather means long sunny weekends and the sudden itch to explore someplace new, so why not start with your own backyard? If you need a break from the big cities and major sights, hop in the car and take a day trip close to home. No matter where you live in the US, there are tucked-away corners near you […]
What could be more fashionable while visiting Paris than taking a fashion tour of the city? Context Travel brings together the evolution of design from the 18th century to the present in a new three-hour guided walk.
The 2015 Best City To Visit Travel Tournament was the one where the Romanians, whose city’s Sibiu and Craiova won in 2013 and 2014 respectively, looked most vulnerable. There was a very close call with Granada in the Final Four – had...Show More Summary
Marriott Content Studio has a new video series bound to inspire young audiences to pack a bag and hop a flight to their favorite city around the world. The hotel chain has launched the first in a travel video series from Jack Harries...Show More Summary
This has been an amazing week of travel so far for Kim, Lucas and I. We headed out on a long journey (3 flights) to get us to Myanmar (Burma), a destination I’ve long wanted to visit. We’re done with our first city, which is probably...Show More Summary
In case you missed it, the Best City To Visit Final Four ended with two last-minute wins. Boston’s supporters came out to push their city past Reykjavik as the polls were closing Sunday. On the other side of the brackets, thanks to an...Show More Summary
Tokyo is a city filled with contradictions: history and innovation, temples and skyscrapers, busy bustling streets and peaceful city parks. When you travel to Tokyo, you will definitely want to visit Shinjuku, the famous skyscraper district, as well as the Asakusa district with its many ancient temples. Show More Summary
Hong Kong is my favorite city in the world, and over the years I've visited it dozens of times. There's something about the vibe of the city that energizes me, unlike anywhere else I've traveled to. In Hong Kong I tend to have a few hotels I go back to every time. Show More Summary
Ed Murray, the mayor of Seattle, has banned employees in the city from traveling to Indiana on city funds. Murray made this decision in response to the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday and will allow businesses not to serve lesbians and gays for religious reasons. Show More Summary
Europe is the world’s most visited continent making it accessible but pricey and crowded at the same time. Much of Europe’s tourism however is concentrated in 7 countries, leaving plenty of cities for the budget traveler looking see the less-explored. Show More Summary